Green bond market breaks through $150bn barrier
The total amount of capital raised by green bonds has surpassed $150 billion, as the rapidly evolving market continues to set new records.
Moody's issues first GBA of a US 'muni' bond
Moody's has issued its first Green Bond Assessment (GBA) of a US municipal green bond.
EF BRIEFS: Tesla, BNP Paribas, World Bank, NextEnergy
Electric car company Tesla has agreed to buy SolarCity, a leading provider of small-scale solar energy installations for $2. 6 billion.
No evidence of green bonds outperforming, says SocGen
The relative youth of the green bond market and the modest number of issuers, mean it is not yet possible to claim that such bonds outperform their vanilla counterparts, said Societe Generale analyst Bob Buhr.
GCF commits $256m to new projects but defers decision on credit agencies
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for nine new projects, totalling $256.6 million, but postponed a controversial decision on working with export-credit agencies (ECAs).
IFC plans $2bn emerging market green bond fund
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is set to launch a $2 billion fund that will provide anchor investments for emerging market green bonds.
NIB and BNP Paribas join GBP ExCom
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and BNP Paribas have appointed to the executive committee (ExCom) of the Green Bond Principles (GBP).
Could green bonds revitalise the CDM?
Plans are being developed to use the green bond market to breathe new life into the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a UN tool to channel climate finance to developing countries.
Allianz Risk Transfer launches innovative wind hedge tool
Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) has announced a 10-year wind revenue hedge with an annual fixed payment structure that provides "revenue certainty never before available to the wind industry".
EF BRIEFS: SunEdison, BNCR, JLEN, World Bank, Capital Stage
SunEdison, once the world's biggest renewable energy developer, has applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after its aggressive growth plans came unstuck.